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Right-Hand Techniques for New Age Piano


Recently, I had a student ask me to offer some techniques for using the right hand. Usually, it's the left hand that causes the most difficulty but I had to think about it because up till then, I really did not have any "techniques" for the right hand.

How to Create Interesting Textures


A lot of new age piano music consists of repeating patterns, or textures in the left hand while the right hand improvises a melody. This approach is really a good one! It frees you up to create in the moment.

New Age Piano Playing and the Sustain Pedal


There are 3 pedals on most pianos. The one on the left dampens the strings and makes the sound come out softer.

Form - Giving Shape to Your Music


Do you ramble on endlessly with your improvisations? If so, good. This has its place in music making and in new age piano playing in particularly.

Review: The Bled - Pass the Flask


Released in 2003, Pass the Flask turned this little quintet from Tucson, into a mainstream success overnight. Classifying this band as 'metalcore' or 'indie' or 'hardcore' is quite futile, because for every genre you pick, someone is going to disagree, and have a solid backing for their view.

Music & Intelligence: Will Listening to Music Make You Smarter?


Will listening to music make you smarter? Will learning to play a musical instrument make your brain grow larger than normal?Questions like these ones have been popping up all over the place in the past few years, and not just in scientific journals either.In recent times the media has been fascinated by the research surrounding brain development and music, eagerly reporting on the latest studies to the delight of the music-loving parents of young children.

Win Friends & Influence People Through Music -- Is It Possible?


The idea that studying music improves the social development of a child is not a new one, but at last there is incontrovertible evidence from a study conducted out of the University of Toronto.The study, published in the August issue of Psychological Science was led by Dr.

Interested in Improving the Sound of Your Stereo? Consider Records


Introduced in 1982, the compact disc was intended to provide better sound than the 40-year-old long-play record album, popularly known as the LP. Using a laser rather than a diamond needle for playback the compact disc was smaller, more convenient to use, and less susceptible to damage than the LP.

Composing George Winston Style


If you're a fan of New Age piano, no doubt you've listened to some of George Winston's music. What I find fascinating about his songs is how he creates them.

Be An Organized Church Pianist


Playing in front of a congregation each Sunday is no easy feat. Make sure you are well prepared before giving your best for God and before others.

Music & Emotions: Can Music Really Make You a Happier Person?


How many times have you turned to music to uplift you even further in happy times, or sought the comfort of music when melancholy strikes?Music affects us all. But only in recent times have scientists sought to explain and quantify the way music impacts us at an emotional level.

Vintage Guitar Collectors Can Still Find Deals


If you're a recent vintage guitar collector, the stories you've heard are true. You once could step into pawn shops or flea markets and find vintage Gibson Les Pauls and Fender Stratocasters for $50 to $100.

Music & Citizenship: Can Playing a Musical Instrument Help Your Child Become a Better Citizen?


Disregard the popular image of rappers with their ghetto blasters, terrorizing neighborhoods with eardrum-splitting cacophony. Consider instead our delightful school bands and orchestras? and ponder on whether those students might be becoming our best future citizens.

Music Downloads: Free & Low Cost Ways For Musicians To Get Their Music Known All Over The World


Music downloads are highly compressed audio files transferred onto a personal computer from an Internet website or P2P (peer to peer) program. From IPOD's to MP3 players galore, music downloading is seen as the fastest way for a musician to get his or her work out to the public.

Songs Await Singer


I Want To Grow Old With You (C)Chorus: I want to grow old with you..

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Rap-Up.com

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